Personal Digital Archiving 2012
Held at The Internet Archive, San Francisco.
Thursday February 23
• 9:00-9:15. Welcome and Introduction
• 9:15-10:00. Keynotes.
The Internet Archive and Personal Archives. Brewster Kahle
The Library of Congress: Personal Digital Archive Advice for the General Public. Mike Ashenfelder, Library of Congress
• 10:30-11:30 Cases and Examples
How my Family Archives Affected Others. Stan James.
Unstable Archives: Performing the Franko B Archive. Jo An Morfin-Guerrero, University of Bristol.
• 11:30-12:15 Media Types
Processing and Delivering Email Archives in Special Collections using MUSE. Peter Chan, Stanford University Libraries.
parallel-flickr. Aaron Straup Cope.
Remember the Web? Practical challenges of Bookmarking for Keeps. Maciej Ceglowski, Pinboard.
What Ive learned from gardening my Brain. Jerry Michalski, The REXpedition.
• 2:00-3:00 Social Network Data.
Arc-chiving: saving social links for study. Marc A. Smith, Social Media Research Foundation.
Personal Interaction Archiving: Saving our Attitudes, Beliefs, and Interests. Megan Alicia Winget, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin.
• 3:00-4:00 Systems/Tools/Platforms.
Putting Personal Archives to Work: Reminiscence, Search and Browsing. Sudheendra Hangal, Stanford University.
Cowbird : A public library of human experience Jonathan Harris, Cowbird.
Data Triage and Data Analytics for Personal Digital Collections. Kam Woods, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
• 4:30-5:10 Lightning Talks
Personal Data Ecosystems Kaliya Hamlin
iKive: Towards a Trusted Personal Archives Service. Christopher Prom, UIUC.
Information Packaging for Personal Archiving. Henry M. Gladney, HMG Services.
Digital Curation for Excel (DCXL), Carly Strasser, California Digital Library.
• 5:10-5:30 Keynote.
A Data Archiving Service. Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive.
Friday February 24
• 9:00-9:15. Welcome and Re-gear.
• 9:15-9:45 Keynotes.
Ownership, aggregation and re-use of Personal Data. Cathy Marshall, Microsoft Corp.
• 9:45-10:30 User Studies.
What is your plan for your personal digital archives after your lifetime? Learning from individuals. Sarah Kim, University of Texas at Austin.
Personal Archiving in Not Personal Spaces. Debbie Weissmann.
Use of Personal Archives: Family History Works. Lori Kendall, UIUC.
• 11:00-12:30 Academics.
Panel. Whats being Lost, Whats being Saved: Practices in digital scholarship and personal archiving. Smiljana Antonijevic, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; John Butler, University of Minnesota; Laura Gurak, University of Minnesota. Includes: Faculty Member as Micro-Librarian: Critical literacies for personal scholarly archiving. Ellysa Stern Cahoy, Penn State University Libraries.
I, Digital: Personal collections as an archival endeavor. Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina.
Archive Team and the Case of the Widespread Recognition. Jason Scott.
• 2:00-3:00 Commercial Services.
The Business of Web Archiving. Maciej Ceglowski, Pinboard.
Digital Archive for the Elderly: Facilitating Old-Fashioned Storytelling. Jed Lau, Memoir Tree.
Every House has a History. Stacy Colleen Kozakavitch.
• 3:00-3:30 Economics.
Modeling the economics of long-term storage. David S. H. Rosenthal, Stanford University.
• 4:00-4:40 Lightning Talks
Singly: An Open Source personal data platform. Matt Zimmerman, Singly.
Anarchive: A Performative archive within the SummerLAB11. Jo Ana Morfin-Guerrero, University of Bristol.
Personal Digital Photography and the Implications of Selective Positive Representation. Eric C. Cook, University of Michigan.
Deep Personal Significance: Computer Gaming & the Notion of¨Significant Properties, Jerome McDonough, UIUC.
Topics for discussion
From family photographs and personal papers to health and financial information, vital personal records are becoming digital. Creation and capture of digital information has become a part of the daily routine for hundreds of millions of people, and there is a growing number of commercial services, such as Facebooks Timeline, aimed at individuals who want to preserve a record of their life.
The combination of new capture devices (more than 1 billion camera phones will be sold in 2012) and new types of media are reshaping both our personal and collective memories. Personal collections are growing in size and complexity. As these collections spread across different media (including film and paper!), we are redrawing the lines between personal and professional data, and between published and unpublished information.
But what are the long-term prospects for this data? Which institutions, technologies, standards, funding models, and services are most credible?
For individuals, institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, and funding agencies thinking about how best to address these issues, Personal Digital Archiving 2012 will clarify the technical, social, economic questions around personal archiving. Presentations will include contemporary solutions to archiving problems that attendees may replicate for their own collections, and address questions such as:
• What new social norms around preservation, access, and disclosure are emerging?¨
• Do libraries, museums, and archives have a new responsibility to collect digital personal materials?¨
• How can we effectively preserve social network data? Can we better anticipate (and measure) losses of personal material?¨
• What is the relationship of personal health information to personal archives?¨
• How can we cope with the intersection between personal data and collective or social data that is personal?¨
• How can we manage the shift from simple text-based data to rich media such as movies in personal collections?¨
• What tools and services are needed to better enable self-archiving? What models for user interfaces are most appropriate?¨
• What are viable existing economic models that can support personal archives? What new economic models should we evaluate?¨
• What are the long-term rights management issues? Are there unrecognized stakeholders we should begin to account for now?¨
• What are the projects we can commit to in the coming year?
Whether the answers to these questions are framed in terms of personal archiving, personal digital heritage, preserving digital lives, scrapbooking, or managing intellectual estates, they present major challenges for both individuals and institutions: data loss is a nearly universal experience, whether it is due to hardware failure, obsolescence, user error, lack of institutional support, or any one of many other reasons. Some of these losses may not matter; but the early work of the Nobel prize winners of the 2030s is likely to be digital today, and therefore at risk in ways that previous scientific and literary creations were not. And it isnt just Nobel winners that matter: the lives of all of us will be preserved in ways not previously possible.